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Engagement Photos

If you've read anything about our wedding, you'll know that we're far from traditional. We knew we wanted something different for our engagement photos, so when we talked to our photographer friend Alicia, she knew exactly what to do. She shot the photos in studio in front of different colored backdrops. We danced, we laughed hysterically and best of all we had fun.

(If this looks familiar, here was our inspiration photo! Funny Face is one of my faves!)

House Obsession

It officially feels like the longest winter ever and I'm in need of a vacation (anybody else feel this way?!). Unfortunately it's not in the cards for us since we're getting married in less than 4 months and all of our money is going towards that. But I seriously wanted to drop all of my classes today and just sleep away the rest of the semester (clearly I'm over it).

I've been itching for a project lately but unfortunately our house seems to be (mostly) finished. I've been super inspired by these photos for this 1880's Mill Valley California house that has been transformed by architect Gil Schafer and interior designed by Rita Konig. It used to be an old YWCA! Read more about it here.

I truly can't get enough of the wallpaper, paint and decor. The mix of patterns, textiles and color makes my heart so happy. Also, B and I have always been obsessed with a painted black house. See for yourself:

Second House Anniversary!

Today marks our 2nd anniversary of moving into the house! I remember it just like it was yesterday, but it also feels like years and years and years ago at the same time (does that make sense?). The funny thing is is that B and I bought this house not even one year into our relationship! Now look at us... closer than ever AND engaged! I've said it before and I'll say it again, but projects are better when they're done together - that includes a whole house renovation. I know I can be super cheesy on here sometimes, but I truly mean every word I write.

So, thank you for following along (mom) and I hope that you'll continue to! Who knows where this next year will take us and what projects we'll accomplish. One thing I do know is that this will be the best year yet because we're getting married. For Richard or poorer :)

Photo: Elissa Ribant